As our two previous episodes featuring his films attest, I love Terry Gilliam, but I'd never seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas before watching it to record this week's Lost in Criterion episode. Pat, also a Gilliam film, had seen it multiple times during college -- even owning the Criterion release already -- but as those who stayed till the end of last week's episode already now, hadn't realized this was a Gilliam film. That's weird of us, right?
Fear and Loathing took a long route through production before its 1998 release -- names attached to this particular attempt to film it included Bruce Robinson and Alex Cox -- but I'm so glad it worked out how it did. Gilliam and Thompson are a match made in heaven.
Listen to us love this film on this week's Lost in Criterion.